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Managing a community hospital blood bank with a freezer system

Published January 1974

Title from cover

"Prepared for: Office of Naval Research, Department of the Navy"--Cover

"January 1974"--Cover


DTIC Identifiers: Community medical facilities, blood storage

Author(s) key words: Blood bank, frozen, inventory, management, centrifuge, simulation, model

Includes bibliographical references (p. 28)

Technical report; 1974

The operational activities of a community hospital blood bank are described at all levels with special attention given to the inventory management of the bank. A distinguishing feature of this blood bank is the use of a centrifuge-freezer system which, prior to the ten day age limit, breaks down whole blood into its basic constituents, and stores them for extended periods fare exceeding the normal twenty-one day shelf life of whole blood. The inventory management policies thus include regulating the input of blood into the bank, the transfer of blood from the refrigerator to the freezer and the issuing policy of blood for various medical needs. Concomitant to these problems is the problem of forecasting demand. In addition to containing a descriptive model with all its complexity, this paper includes simulation study which compares the operational characteristics (shortage, wastage and cost) of the blood bank with and without the freezer system

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Publisher Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School
Pages 38
Language en_US
Call number ocn436447613
Digitizing sponsor Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library
Book contributor Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library
Collection navalpostgraduateschoollibrary; fedlink; americana

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